The current president of France and candidate for The Republic on the Move (LREM), Emmanuel Macron, has called for unity to stop the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and has warned that “nothing is decided” in the French presidential elections. The president has also affirmed that he is willing to “invent something new” to unite “diverse convictions and sensibilities” ahead of the second round.
In its maiden speech After knowing the first results of the first round of the French presidential elections, Macron, who has obtained 27.43% of the votes with more than 90% counted, has assured that the second round will be “decisive for France and Europe”.
The current French president will face the far-right Marine Le Pen in the second round of the elections, which will be held on April 24. Le Pen has already challenged Macron for the presidency in the second round of 2017.
“Nothing is decided”
The French president has pointed out to his supporters that “nothing is decided” yet and has promised that he will work to convince voters, including those who have abstained or voted for far-right and far-left candidatesfor what vote for him in the second round of the elections.
“Let’s not fool ourselves. Nothing has been decided. The debate that we will have in the next 15 days is decisive for our country and for Europe“, Macron has indicated. “To all the compatriots who have opted for abstention or the extreme vote, I want to convince you that our project responds more solidly to their fears than the extreme right. Count me in,” she remarked.
The LREM candidate has also been willing to “invent something new” to “unite diverse convictions and sensibilities to build together with them a common action at the service of our nation for the years to come”. “Nothing can be like before“, has added.
Macron thanks the candidates who have given him their support
In his speech, the French president gave the thanks to the candidates who have given their support and has cited Anne Hidalgo (Socialist Party), Yannick Jadot (Europe Ecology The Greens), Valérie Pécresse (The Republicans) and Fabien Roussel (Communist Party).
Most of the defeated candidates have called for stop the candidacy of the far-right Marine Le Pen against that of Macron. In this sense, the leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon has assured that “You must not give a single vote to Le Pen” and has admitted that he will vote for Macron “for prevent the coming to power” of the leader of the National Association.
“I want to greet all the candidates present in this first round (…). Thank you all because you have always we defend convictions with force, but respecting each and every one“, Macron said.
“I invite our fellow citizens, regardless of their choice in the first round, to join us. Some of them will do so to block the extreme right and I am aware that It is not a support for my projects and I respect it“, he asserted.